Food, Glorious Food

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  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Thankfully companies are understanding the obvious, that is that open floor office environment leads to less collaboration, more frustration, less talk, less sharing, and less innovation. Apple had some sort of internal revolt because of this.
     
  2. kazmac macrumors 604

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    This co isn’t Apple though. It’s okay. And my protein bar was good.

    Thankfully, this particular spot is temporary and I’ll be moved to another floor in about four months.

    Thinking about possibly having movie popcorn for breakfast this Friday morning as my tentative plan is to see Captain Marvel before work.
     
  3. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Glorious popcorn!
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Nothing impressive, but I do enjoy cooking.

    Penne pasta with Romano-Tomato garlic herb sauce, Rosemary, cracked garlic, fresh mozzarella and two lightly sautéed chicken breasts.

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    stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    You mean this one here? In California I have not really found that many good bread and dessert places like they have in Asia unfortunately. Really hard to find nice bakeries in California which I think is due to food cost and labor. In Asia and Europe I think people are willing to spend a little more on nice bread and desserts at a bakery or dessert shop but in California not really for some odd reason. They will spend extra money at a nice restaurant for dinner in Los Angeles and Orange County but I can't see people spending a lot on bread and desserts. When you do see a lot of people it usually is in areas where Asians live and then you will notice that most customers in line are Asian as they tend to spend more on specialty breads, desserts,foods and drinks.



    For example the lines for these in Thailand are huge
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    Talk about creepy :eek:.. My iPhone was on the side and not connected to my computer. I replied to jigglycake from my MacBook Pro. MacBook Pro does not access Facebook or Instagram. When I finished I went to see something from Instagram and the first thing that popped up was a Jigglycake advert :eek:

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  8. hawkeye_a macrumors 65816

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    Texas' finest brisket. The Salt Lick in Austin. If any of you 'foodies' haven't tried Texas brisket, don't worry.... more for me. ;)



    It is amazing how abundant and cheap food is here.
     
  9. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    I NEED THIS.
    Austin here I come :) God Bless brisket.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    No, I must say that I haven't; but, tasting notes and delicious descriptions are always welcome.
     
  11. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Ah, hopefully one day you'll have some. It's evidence that life has a meaning.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    Someday, I must make the acquaintance of the cuisine of that part of the world.

    Earlier this week, Chef Paul Prudhomme's classic book, "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen" was delivered through my letter box.

    There are gumbo and jambalaya recipes aplenty, and it looks an amazing work; I hope I can do it justice.
     
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    yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    I am sure you will. Plus when we discuss good food, "justice" means that you like it and makes your day somewhat better; anything else is more or less irrelevant.
     
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    One of the most unique(and seldom heard of) dishes i've tasted in this part of the world is fried okra(YouTube). Incidentally, it is almost always one of my sides with brisket. :)
     
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    Those are good. Good food just takes time preparing :) This why I like the countries with low labor because all the foods that require a lot of labor and time can be found there usually.
     
  16. Scepticalscribe thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    Some of the regions with really good cuisine (but which happen to be somewhat less affluent) in central - and western - Asia - are demons with sautéed okra; our wonderful Filipina carer sometimes served stunning fried okra dishes.
     
  17. hawkeye_a macrumors 65816

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    Question.
    I usually have a big sip of port wine after dinner. Gotta have my port! I'm thinking of stepping up to rum, but I haven't the faintest clue about rums. I last crossed paths with an 80-proof rum in university...... it didn't end well....i think....can't remember. I'm looking for something sweet-ish. Any suggestions?

    Cheers
     
  18. anika200 macrumors member

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    My "Paul Prudhomme Family Cookbook" is one of the most detailed recipe books that I have so you are in good hands. Good luck on the jambalaya. One thing I noted about the Jambalaya recipes from my cookbook is that neither contain Okra which I always considered a "standard" ingredient apparently it can be switched out for cabbage or other.
    Or now that I am looking it over as used in his book Jambalaya is a generic term of some sort in the Cajun language???
     
  19. Scepticalscribe thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    I have never managed to visit the US (but have worked in three continents) and will admit to a fascination with gumbo and jambalaya.

    Although some kind souls on these very threads have been most kind in sharing their recipes, some research suggested that Paul Prudhomme's book was a sort of classic of the genre.

    I've been positively salivating reading the recipes.

    Here, in my corner of windswept Europe, we do have Asian food stores, and thus, okra can be obtained readily easily. However, the recipes call for filé powder and andouille sausage (one of the top delis in the country, in the capital did confirm that they could order the sausage for me), but I must investigate the matter of filé powder further.
     
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    Last night's dinner…

    Home made Sauerkraut and lacto-fermented Cauliflower… mayonnaise, Cheddar… toasted seeds.

    Fresh and explodes in the mouth. Harbinger of summer tastes.


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    Green onion too I see @arkitect very unusual and looks like it as quite tasty.
     
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    Well spotted!
    Yes, a green onion in there also. The cauliflower is very spicy. Loads of garlic, chillies…
     
  23. anika200 macrumors member

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    The food looks great, what did you take that photo with?
     
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    Thanks!
    My trusty iPhone SE. And candle light. :D
     
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    He said last year they did 690,000 guests.:eek: That is no joke. That is like 1890 guests a day. If they are open for 12 hours a day that would be like 100 guests an hour. Those numbers are astonishing. Those numbers from just 1 location? The owner must be raking in some good money with those numbers.
     

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